Entertainment listings, June 7-14, 2018


This weekend


Rich Warren | Comcast store coming to Market Place Mall

Apple set the standard for single-brand retail stores. Microsoft soon copied Apple, although not as prolifically. Now, Comcast sets up shop. While not compensating for the vacant cavern that once was Bergner's, Comcast will make Market Place Mall more of a destination.

Champaign Target to offer same-day delivery starting June 14

CHAMPAIGN — Target announced it will bring same-day delivery to its Champaign store beginning June 14.

The discount retailer will use the shipping service Shipt to complete the deliveries.

Along with the Champaign location, Target will also be adding same-day delivery at its Normal and Springfield stores June 14 as the service expands across Illinois.

Entertainment listings, May 31-June 7, 2018


This weekend


Significant Structures | Seeing the big picture at Urbana's Stephens Building

URBANA — A bare brick wall exposed in the interior of 218 W. Main St. advertises, in humongous letters, TOBACCO and STEAMLAND.

That obscure history lives on in what is now The Wicked Rascal Barbershop and Shave Parlor, which harkens back to an era like the 1920s when a shave was a serious shave, and longhairs need not apply.

Just Askin' | An underlying economic metric

Q: What's the best way to measure the economy?

A: At the Busey Economic Seminar earlier this month, Busey Wealth Management CEO Curt Anderson suggested an interesting metric: men's underwear sales.

Entertainment listings, May 17-24, 2018

EVENTSThis weekend


IDEA store plans move to Lincoln Square

URBANA — The retail branch of the Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation is ready to graduate.

The IDEA store, which launched in 2010, announced Wednesday that it will be moving to the Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana later this year as it becomes an independent nonprofit.

Champaign council officially puts hotel project in former Illini's hands

CHAMPAIGN — After being in limbo for a few months, downtown's upcoming millennial-focused boutique hotel is officially back on track with a new developer.

85 people representing 40 groups give input on Lincoln Square's future

URBANA — Representatives from around 40 local organizations gathered at Lincoln Square Mall on Tuesday to discuss how the area can be revitalized.

The Lincoln Square area is 16 acres bordered by Race, Vine, Illinois and Elm Streets. It includes the mall and Landmark Hotel, which are privately owned, along with city-owned public parking lots.